On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Old Westport submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 18% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Old Westport region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 5% of the available space in the Old Westport are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,060 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1940 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Old Westport occupants. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.